Typhoon 04W (Mawar), # 7: Okinawa back in TCCOR 4
Published: June 4, 2012
7:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, Japan time: Okinawa reverted to Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 4 at 7:30 a.m. local. Typhoon Mawar still has Yokosuka in TCCOR 4. Forecasts call for 35-mph gusts Wednesday afternoon in the Yokosuka area.
4 p.m. Monday, June 4, Japan time: Okinawa remains in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 3, Yokosuka Naval Base in TCCOR 4.
18th Wing Weather Flight forecasts continue to call for maximum 52-mph sustained winds and maximum 63-mph gusts between 6 and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Typhoon Mawar is forecast to pass 125 miles south-southeast of Okinawa at 7 a.m. Tuesday as a category 1-equivalent storm. Expect between 6 to 8 inches of rain associated with Mawar.
If it remains on its forecast track, Mawar should rumble more than 200 miles south and southeast of the Kanto Plain sometime Wednesday afternoon. TCCOR 4 was issued for Yokosuka just in case Mawar’s track bends more toward Honshu; you never know with these pesky things.